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injuries. >>> we are were you at the sfo and at the hospital, we continue with alex savidge who talked to the chair of the ntsb. >> reporter: good morning, yes, the head of the not said it will be a multify facetted investigation. the voice pit recorder and black box arrived in washington d.c. both of those units were recovered overnight from the wreckage of the asiana flight that still sits on the runway this morning here at sfo. >> the head of the ntsb will be key to finding out certain key information about the plane's air speed and its altitude and number of other measurements just before the crash yesterday morning. overnight the flight recorders were pulled out of the wreckage. they got here about midnight or so, the chairman herself got a look at the boeing 777. and she went out to the crash site and saw where it all took place and the tail of the plane broke apart from the rest of the aircraft. the head of the ntsb, talked with her and asked her whether pilot error are to blame. they are talking about the plane coming in very low and short of the runway. she wouldn't comment sp
students here for summer camp. erica. >> all right, john yang outside sfo for us. john, thanks. >> more than 182 people were transported to hospitals. some remain in critical condition this morning. miguel almaguer is covering that part of the story for us. he's at san francisco general hospital now, the trauma center there. miguel, good morning. >> lester, good morning. of those 182 victims, many were brought to about a dozen bay area hoptds. the vast majority were brought here to san francisco general hospital. some 53 patients made their way through the front doors here. about half of them were actually small children. today, we know at least six remain in critical condition including one child who was in critical condition. so many folks were being brought here in four different waves separated by about an hour apart. that was a similar scene we saw at hospitals all across the bay area. of course the bay area's home to several trauma centers so they were certainly in good hands. some injuries include broken bones, burns, some other passengers just suffered some scratches and bruises
is shocking as the incident itself. i just crash landed at sfo. tail ripped off. everyone seems fine. i'm okay. surreal. witnesses shocked that anyone could survive. >> just pancaked immediately. and then just kept sliding and sliding and sliding. it finally stopped and you could see how the fuselage kept buckling. surprised it didn't come apart all together. and it was unreal. >> reporter: helicopter pictures show the trail of destruction. impact on the stone embankment, one set of plan beilanding gear plane stabilizers, the tip of the tail, debris littering the runway. officials say there was no sign of trouble before the plane crashed. . the weather ideal, a clear day. all traffic using visual flight rules to land. pilots say landing at san francisco international can be tricky. this shows the final approach. the runway starting at the water's edge. two things they're looking at are the engines. asiana airlines saying both were in fine working order, but passengers did say they felt them add power to them just before that impact. also that left engine seems to have disappeared. and the inst
. when you see that wreckage on the runway or off the runway here at sfo. back to you guys in new york. >> adam, when you look at those pictures of the crash, a lot of people wondering how, in fact, did those people manage to get out of this aircraft. for miles people could see this fireball sitting on the runway. we were able to talk to different passengers there. how do they describe getting out of this aircraft? >> you know, it's interesting you mention that, clayton. one of the pilots i spoke to, watching all this coverage. i know them really well. talking about a couple of things. jet fuel isn't as flammable as gasoline. that allows you more time, buys you more time than years ago. while it takes a long time to get on and off of the plane. when we're in the back, seems like it takes forever. when you have a situation like this and all the doors open, you can get people off the plane, if there are not a lot of injuries on board, can you get them off in a minute or two. you can get to exit. it's that important to pay attention to where it is, because it's that much faster for you to
killed when s >>> one person is still missing from this morning's plane crash at sfo. two people were killed when the tail of asiana airlines' flight 214 from seoul, south korea hit just shy of the runway. >> that caused the plane to careen out of control
going at sfo even with three of the four runways open. there is still no word on when the four the runway 28 left will re-open because the charred wreckage is still out there. it remains the focus of a major federal investigation. >> gregg: literally, shoulder by shoulder sweeping across the runway, picking up and looking through the evidence there. it will be a long-term before they open up 28l. claudia, thank you from sfo. we are getting a riveting account from one of the passengers on board the asiana plane showing how everyone helped one another. >> it was slow-motion. we could not believe it was happening. you did not know if you would be dead at the end of this or not. the plane stops. the person to my left was injure ed and was unconscious. i unbuckled myself. i was hurting but not too open. i opened the door. the door we managed to get up. this were no slides. i could see the debris but looking further, i told people, we okay, come down, come down. >> gregg: no slides. he said there was no warning by the pilot or crew before the plane stopped at the end of the runway. >
to the passengers to brace or any emergency. we also know that sfo is under construction and the instrument landing system or ils as they call it was out of service for this particular runway. the boeing 777 has a redundant system that can be used in this case and the visual flight. they also have the old-school red light, white light landing system that pilots can actually look off into the distance and see whether or not they're too high or too low. clearly the glide path into sto was wrong and that will be where a lot of this centers on. >> and certainly we're getting a lot more eyewitness information from the survivors and rescue crews. what have we learned since last we spoke? >> reporter: the two that were killed railroad found on the runway, we understand. some of the survivors were found in the water, amazingly enough. and when that plane crashed, some of the force of that pushed seats together, trapped individuals in their seats. the plight crew asked emergency responder who arrived at the plane for their knives so they could cut passengers free and get everybody out. >> amazing stories th
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